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System Error was the forty-fifth episode of Series 25 and the 779th episode of Casualty overall.


Jordan tells Ruth that she can return to clinical duties, but for a probationary period. A nervous Ruth faces her first patient, an elderly man who appears to be suffering from serious lung disease. The cantankerous patient is anything but co-operative but can Ruth hold her ground and get to the bottom of his illness?

Maureen, her teenage daughter Emily and Maureen's boyfriend Harry are brought into the ED after a serious road traffic accident. When a groggy Emily asserts that Harry tried to rape her, Adam's hackles rise. Adam and Kirsty clash over the allegations causing Kirsty to blurt out to the shocked team that she suffered years of physical abuse. Will Adam allow his over-moralistic attitude affect his medical judgement again?

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